A single aquifer connecting these vineyards to the Wairau River gives rise to more than the name and label design at Rapaura Springs – it is also an essential source of water that feeds their vineyards. By either growing or sourcing grapes from all of the sub-appellations of Marlborough, Rapaura Springs produces a range of deeply concentrated and complex wines that serve as a distinctive introduction to one of the world’s best known sources for high quality Sauvignon Blanc. Receiving outstanding reviews and accolades from many top critics – both in New Zealand and around the world – this label has quickly emerged as a go-to source for amazing flavours and terrific value wines.
2015 “RESERVE” SAUVIGNON BLANC
Marlborough, on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, has become a world-renowned center for Sauvignon Blanc. Built around an ideal terroir and climate for the classic French grape, Marlborough produces wines with excellent limestone minerality and zesty citrus fruit flavours. Rapuara Springs prides itself on elevating these natural elements while producing their wines using sustainable vineyard practices.
This Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is full of bright lemon and grapefruit aromas, and works perfectly with seafood and lighter cream based dishes. There is a deeper flint minerality lending complexity to the crisp fruit flavours. These virtues make it an ideal candidate to serve alongside light and delicate seafood and fish dishes, or as a refreshing counterpoint next to richer white meats (like chicken or pork) or with creamy pasta dishes.
“The 2015 vintage is mouthfilling, with punchy tropical-fruit flavours, a herbaceous undercurrent, and a dry, crisp finish. It’s already quite open and expressive.” –Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines
Producer: Rapaura Springs
Wine: Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
LCBO #: 388421
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